Average Weather at Evenes Norway
At Evenes, the summers are short, cool, and mostly cloudy and the winters are long, freezing, windy, and overcast. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 17°F to 61°F and is rarely below 2°F or above 72°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Evenes for warm-weather activities is from mid July to mid August.
The warm season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 11 to September 5, with an average daily high temperature above 55°F. The hottest day of the year is July 24, with an average high of 61°F and low of 49°F.
The cold season lasts for 4.5 months, from November 13 to March 29, with an average daily high temperature below 36°F. The coldest day of the year is February 1, with an average low of 17°F and high of 29°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
At Evenes, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year at Evenes begins around April 15 and lasts for 4.9 months, ending around September 12. On June 6, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 45% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 55% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around September 12 and lasts for 7.1 months, ending around April 15. On December 12, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 77% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 23% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days at Evenes varies throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 7.7 months, from July 8 to February 28, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 47% on October 21.
The drier season lasts 4.4 months, from February 28 to July 8. The smallest chance of a wet day is 33% on May 2.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation at Evenes changes throughout the year.
Rain alone is the most common for 8.8 months, from March 22 to December 16. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 46% on September 17.
Mixed snow and rain is the most common for 1.6 months, from January 5 to January 14, from January 26 to February 18, from March 4 to March 6, and from March 8 to March 22. The highest chance of a day with mixed snow and rain is 18% on February 13.
Snow alone is the most common for 1.6 months, from January 14 to January 26, from February 18 to March 4, from March 6 to March 8, and from December 16 to January 5. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 18% on January 23.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Evenes experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year at Evenes. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 8, with an average total accumulation of 3.6 inches.
The least rain falls around March 4, with an average total accumulation of 1.6 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.
As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Evenes experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.2 months, from October 2 to May 9, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around February 1, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 1.6 inches.
The snowless period of the year lasts for 4.8 months, from May 9 to October 2. The least snow falls around July 21, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.
Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall
Due to its extreme latitude, Evenes experiences polar day (also known as the midnight Sun) during the summer and polar night during the winter. These are periods of time in which the sun is continuously above or below the horizon for more than one day. The precise start and end dates of polar day and night vary from year to year and depend on the precise location and elevation of the observer, and the local topography.
In the summer at Evenes during 2018, the Sun is continuously above the horizon for 1.9 months, rising at 1:17 AM on May 23, and not setting again until 12:32 AM on July 21.
In the winter at Evenes during 2018, the Sun is continuously below the horizon for 1.1 months, setting at 12:02 PM on December 4, and not rising again until 11:35 AM on January 8.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed at Evenes during 2018, starting in the spring on March 25, lasting 7.1 months, and ending in the fall on October 28.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The perceived humidity level at Evenes, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining a virtually constant 0% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed at Evenes experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 5.8 months, from October 20 to April 14, with average wind speeds of more than 8.3 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 23, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.8 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 6.2 months, from April 14 to October 20. The calmest day of the year is August 1, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction at Evenes varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the west for 2.6 months, from May 29 to August 16, with a peak percentage of 35% on July 25. The wind is most often from the south for 9.4 months, from August 16 to May 29, with a peak percentage of 48% on January 1.
Evenes is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 2.4 months, from July 4 to September 18, with an average temperature above 51°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 9, with an average temperature of 54°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.5 months, from December 26 to May 12, with an average temperature below 40°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is March 5, with an average temperature of 37°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is at Evenes throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Evenes for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Evenes for hot-weather activities is from mid to late July, with a peak score in the third week of July.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season at Evenes typically lasts for 4.1 months (127 days), from around May 17 to around September 21, rarely starting before May 1 or after June 3, and rarely ending before August 31 or after October 12.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms at Evenes should appear around June 22, only rarely appearing before June 4 or after July 13.
Growing Degree Days
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from May 11 to August 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 4.3 kWh. The brightest day of the year is June 17, with an average of 5.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 5.2 months, from October 2 to March 9, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 1.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.0 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Evenes are 68.491 deg latitude, 16.678 deg longitude, and 197 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Evenes contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 728 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 179 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (4,255 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (6,102 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Evenes is covered by trees (68%) and cropland (11%), within 10 miles by trees (37%) and water (29%), and within 50 miles by water (32%) and trees (21%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at Evenes, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
Evenes has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.
We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.